Doncaster Council has launched an anti-bullying charter mark for schools which has been created by local youngsters themselves.
A launch event for the Doncaster Children and Young peoples’ Charter Mark took place at the Mary Woolett Centre on June 7, which was attended by the civic mayor, Coun Eddie Dobbs.
A medal system has been created to acknowledge the stage where a school is currently at to support anti-bullying.
Peer buddies and student representatives from schools were keen to make sure that the language used was easy to understand and these young people influenced the criteria for each of the medal standards.
Cabinet member for Education and Skills, Coun Nuala Fennelly, said: “Children and young people are one of our top priorities and this is a great idea.
“The charter mark has been developed by young people, for young people, with the aim of celebrating what they do to support and promote anti-bullying practice.
“This is a good example of how we are involving children and young people themselves in making improvements.”
Civic mayor, Coun Eddie Dobbs, said; “I was delighted to attend the launch of the charter mark and hope to see many schools applying for the scheme.”
For further inquiries about the anti-bullying charter mark, call 01302 736743.